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#330431 - 07/23/07 04:37 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: coolmama]
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Anybody heard of Graham Masterton? Fantastic horror writer. I'll be posting a brief article on him soon at the Horror Literature site, so keep an eye out for it. I'll recommend some of his books as well. His writing style is very different and his literature is embracing. Try grab one of them and let me know what you think!
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#443277 - 08/12/08 10:20 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: Chris - Horror Lit Editor]
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Bentley Little, by far.

King, Koontz, Saul are all pretty common favorites I think. I don't much care for anything King has written in well, forever. His Bachman books are his best, imo.

But, if you really want to read something different, try Little. King recommends him as well. I would recommend starting with "The Association" or "The Store" for Little. Those are my two favorites. They are graphic, so beware. Not for kids.

Jack Ketchum is ok. I do NOT recommend watching any of the movies that are based on his books. They are awful.

Laymon is ok.


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#443326 - 08/12/08 12:01 PM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: toddzgrrl02]
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I've read "Dominion" and "The Vanishing" by Little. I wasn't overwhelmed by them, they were good enough though to hold my interest, though.

I know I've got something of Masterton's around here somewhere...obviously it wasn't something that stuck in my head - so didn't leave a big impression. But i do recognize the name. I'll have to go rummage downstairs and see if i can find it.
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#443628 - 08/13/08 06:22 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: Chelle - Marriage Editor]
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Originally Posted By: ChelleLaunch&Spirituality
I've read "Dominion" and "The Vanishing" by Little. I wasn't overwhelmed by them, they were good enough though to hold my interest, though.


Yeah, I wasn't AS impressed with those two titles, which is why I recommended the other two to start with. Lately I've been more into paranormal type boooks, so I've been reading various series that have psychics, werewolves, vampires, witches, etc. in them.
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#443720 - 08/13/08 10:41 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: toddzgrrl02]
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I will try those other two...

I've been needing a new author to check out. I just read too fast for my authors to keep up with writing for me, LOL!
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#443914 - 08/14/08 12:11 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: Chelle - Marriage Editor]
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Stephen King - love his stuff! Favorites - Cujo book and movie), Salem's Lot (book and movie), Misery (book and movie) - oh and book and movie on Pet Semetary!!

The Shining - movie with Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall was my favorite...red rum, red rum, red rum.....

edited because I forgot Pet Semetary...sheesh me!


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#450533 - 09/07/08 11:01 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: Robin - Fragrance Editor]
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You know, I'm generally a fan of Little, but some of his work seems formulaic. He spins great yarns that sometimes just seem to slap you in the face; for a horror writer, that's a GOOD thing.
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#499131 - 03/02/09 09:29 PM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: Shaun]
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I love early S.K.,what happened to him that he switched?I can't finish his newest ones,i get too bored.I like early Robin Cook,Dean Koontz,and there isn't many choices anymore.

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#499195 - 03/03/09 06:42 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: flibberlips]
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King's writing seemed to change after his near-death experience. Which is quite understandable!

He even wrote it "into the script" in the Dark Tower series.
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#541035 - 08/03/09 10:50 AM Re: Favorite Horror Writers [Re: RoseDesRochers]
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H.P. Lovecraft is my favorite, easily. He can transport me to a different place unlike any other horror writer. _________________________ When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. - Mark Twain [url=http://www.pokerchips.com/]casino poker chips[/url] [url=http://www.dogbedswarehouse.com/]raised dog beg[/url] [url=http://www.performancechipsdirect.com/Cadillac/]Cadillac Performance Chips[/url]


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